For BJU alumni, Homecoming & Family Weekend means reuniting with friends and faculty, seeing how the campus has changed and having a good time. Take a trip down memory lane by eating at the dining common, take a campus tour courtesy of the Welcome Center and visit different classes. Don’t miss these alumni-specific events:
Homecoming Kickoff Event
October 11, 11 a.m.
Founder’s Memorial Amphitorium
The weekend will begin with a celebration of BJU students, faculty and alumni. In a special chapel, Alumni Relations will honor alumna Cherith Norman Chalet. Twenty years after she received her bachelor’s degree, the 1998 history graduate was nominated as U.N. Ambassador for Management and Reform.
Alumni, Friends and Family Golf Tournament: Captain’s Choice
October 11, 12–6 p.m.
Furman University Golf Club
Join an afternoon of golf with friends and fellow alumni. The Furman University Golf Club is a par-72 course with recently reconstructed greens that meet USGA guidelines. The course also has a 3.5 star Golf Digest ranking. The $75 registration fee includes greens fees and range balls. Register for the tournament during online homecoming registration.
Faculty and Alumni Reconnect
October 11, 3–5 p.m.
Museum & Gallery Green
We all have those faculty and staff who have impacted our lives. This year, there is a special time set aside to reconnect with these mentors. Alumni and current and retired faculty and staff are invited to renew relationships at this new event on the Museum & Gallery Green.
Reunion Dinner (Alumni 40+ Years)
October 11, 5 p.m.
Dixon-McKenzie Dining Common, Davis Room
Homecoming is an opportunity to reunite with the peers who shaped your college years. If you’re a member of the Class of ’79 or earlier, you are invited to share a special dinner with your classmates. Listen to testimonies of what God has done 40, 45 and 50 years after graduation. Plus, enjoy a special alumni game. Tickets may be purchased during registration.
Homecoming Reunion Festival
October 11, 6:30 p.m.
Dining Common Plaza
Part of the classes of 1980 to 2004? The Alumni Relations office has planned an evening of festivities for you and your family. Tell your kids about the old days while enjoying a menu of dining common favorites. Capture memories with your friends in a special photo booth. Plus, your reunion entry places your name in a gift card drawing. Registration includes entrance to Bruins soccer games, food and coffee.
Young Alumni Festival
October 11, 6:30 p.m.
Welcome Center Green
If you graduated between 2005 and 2019, you are welcome to this evening of food and fun. Keep your energy up between games of giant jenga and spike ball. Let your family’s creativity flow at the pumpkin painting and t-shirt decorating stations. The Patch the Pirate karaoke will bring memories back and the food from local vendors will keep you satisfied. Registration includes a customizable T-shirt, entrance to Bruins soccer games and tickets for food and coffee.
Beyond 50 Fellowship
October 12, 2 p.m.
Applied Studies Building
Seeing longtime friends can rekindle great memories. Members of the Class of 1969 or earlier are invited to revive their college relationships in an evening of coffee and appetizers. Reminisce about your time together and share how you have grown since then.
Alumni and Friends Basketball Game
October 12, 2:30 p.m.
Davis Field House
Members of the Bruins basketball team, both present and past, meet again on the home court. New team members will interact and play with the men who first set the foundation seven years ago.
Reunite with members of your major or work crew and meet the most recent additions to the group.
October 10, 9 p.m.
- Division of Music — Rodeheaver Auditorium Lobby
October 12, 2–5:30 p.m.
- English GAs — 2 p.m., Alumni Building/Writing Center, Second Floor Alcove
- Dining Common Workers — 2 p.m., Red Room
- Boy Scout Troop 519 — 3 p.m., Academy Gym
- CGO — 3 p.m., CGO Office
- School of Education — 3 p.m., Alumni Building, First Floor Lobby
- Stage Crew — 4:30 p.m., RA Stage
Bruin BBQ Bash
October 12, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
The entire University family has the opportunity to enjoy good ol’ Southern BBQ catered by the University’s culinary arts department. The menu includes pulled pork BBQ, macaroni and cheese, green bean casserole, black pepper bacon pinto beans, corn and jalapeño pasta salad, potato salad, coleslaw and a variety of desserts. Reserve your seat at the table when you register.
Check-in will be open October 10–12 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come to Homecoming & Family Weekend 2019 and enjoy reconnecting with the people who’ve made a difference to you.